Q: How does the three-headed RBBC distribute its carries amongst Willis McGahee, Le'Ron McClain and Ray Rice?
A: This is not a three-headed RBBC despite the coach's public statement to that effect a couple weeks ago. It is two-headed with Le'Ron McClain again demonstrating his value. He gained 63 yards on 16 carries with a TD and also caught three passes for another 26. Looks like the hype about rookie RB Ray Rice will need a serious injury to either McClain or McGahee to be revived.
Q: With a sieve of an o-line, an injured Ben Roethlisberger and a d-line missing Casey Hampton be able to protect its home turf on Monday Night football? How does 1st round pick Rashard Mendanhall do in front of a national audience?
A: Yes. Despite not being able to run effectively, and who really thought starting a rookie RB against the Ravens defense would result otherwise, the Steelers won. Unfortunately, the Steelers' lost starting RB Rashard Mendenhall for the season with a fractured left shoulder. While his 3.3 YPC isn't great, it was nearly double what next week's RB tandem, Mewelde Morre and Casey Davis, were able to do.